Hyperreal experimental tracks.
"I'm Not Always Where My Body Is" is both breathy and hollow, but also pleasingly impactful. Pummelling kicks ensue before an ambient, vocal interlude arrives in which Devi sounds like, I kid you not, Kylie Minogue. It's an unexpected switch-up that works. Pop meets pristine sound design.
Winding arpeggiated melodies writhe throughout "Two Serpents" and "The Favor Of Fire," imbuing the tracks with a trancey forward propulsion that's grounded by deep, syncopated kicks. "Teta 7hz (Tool)" is the EP's outlier, featuring the media theorist DeForrest Brown Jr. delivering a strangely unintelligible spoken word monologue—pitched down and distorted—against Devi's soaring soprano. Every sound gleams with a glossy, hyperreal sheen, including Devi's manipulated vocals. Towards the end of "Uupar-Theory," she cryptically intones "Empower your mind / You can walk through walls," as if disembodied and subsumed within her own computerised soundscape. Devi has never sounded more in control of her tools.